Electric tow tractor Tesla Motors will be able to travel without recharging of the battery is approximately 500 kilometers.
The company Tesla Motors will unveil the prototype electric truck with automatic control functions 26 October this year. About this in his Twitter wrote head of the American automaker Elon Musk.
“Premier electric trucks, as well as the start of her test is scheduled for October 26. Need to see this beast in person. He’s just incredible,” wrote Musk.
According to preliminary data, the electric truck can travel without recharging from 320 to 480 kilometers. For comparison, the reserve of conventional trucks with diesel internal combustion engines without refueling is 1500 kilometers.
While earlier, the head of Tesla Motors claimed that the truck company will surpass any modern diesel analogue in torque and range of maximum mileage. In addition, Musk said that the trucks “will be very prompt and will be managed no worse than a sports car”. Plus, the novelty will receive system of automatic control.
Guide Tesla has already held initial talks about the possibility of testing the truck on public roads with the authorities of the state of Nevada. It is expected that we will be testing several groups of electric trucks.
At the end of August the American company Cummins showed a prototype electric vehicle, called Aeos. Vehicle weight was about 8.2 tons. Cummins Aeos is equipped with a battery pack with a capacity of 140 kWh, the stock of which is enough to drive without charging about 160 kilometers. To replenish the batteries in 20 minutes using rapid recharge.
The design of the tractor provides an extra set of batteries, so the reserve will increase to 480 kilometers. Plus, the serial car will be equipped with a solar panel on the roof, as well as kinetic energy recuperation when braking. According to preliminary data, the Cummins will start serial production of trucks with all-electric power plants in 2019.